Having an abortion is not a choice any woman wants to make. I remember how I felt. I thought abortion was my only option. Whatever your story is around any baby in heaven, this prayer is for you after an abortion.
You and your story are welcome and I hope you get all the healing you need.
This prayer is for you after an abortion.
Lord, You know how abortion affects each of us in many different ways. You know how it has affected the woman reading this and You know the exact healing she needs. I ask You for that in Jesus’ name.
Lord, hear our prayer.
Some of us experience guilt, regret, and shame. It might happen right afterwards but other times it hits us many years later. I’m so grateful that You can replace those feelings with forgiveness, wholeness, and even freedom. I ask You for that in Jesus’ name.
Lord, hear our prayer.
For everyone who reads this, I pray that You’ll heal every single emotional, spiritual, and physical need she has. Give her the gift of knowing how valuable she is to You. I ask You for that in Jesus’ name.
Lord, hear our prayer.
Lord, show her how much You love her!
Did you know . . .
. . . that after an abortion, it’s common to struggle with decision-making? So, this is what I pray for you:
fill each precious woman
with discernment and wisdom.
You’ve promised that when we ask,
You freely give.
We’re asking! 🙂
The emotional rainbow
Our emotions are a gift. They teach us. But we don’t always express them in healthy ways, do we?
In my journey of healing, I came across someone talking about an emotional rainbow. That’s when I learned to journal all my emotions, one at a time, like this:
I feel angry because . . .
I feel hurt because . . .
I’m sad because . . .
I’m frustrated because . . .
You can get creative and make a list of your own unique combination of emotions. Give each emotion the microphone to share until there’s nothing left to say before they pass it to the next.
I always like to start with the negative ones and end on a positive note with emotions like this:
I’m so grateful that You are here with me
and You promise never to leave me.
I feel hopeful because I’ve heard that You’ll work all things together for my good.
I’m learning to be confident that I can trust You.
I’m dreaming about a more positive future
and asking You to help me get there.
help us process each emotion.
Protect us from behaviors
that sabotage healing and growth. ❤️
Do you need to get right with God?
That’s hard after an abortion, isn’t it?
But you know what? God loves you so much more than you could ever possibly imagine. I’m going to keep saying that because after an abortion, we need to hear that, don’t we? ☺️
God doesn’t want the barrier that we often put between us after something like this.
Do you know the story of the prodigal son in the Bible?
A man had two sons. One took his inheritance and ran off. The father missed that son so badly that he always had one eye on the horizon hoping and praying for his son’s return. That’s why he saw him a long way off and picked up his flowing robes and ran to him when he did.
That’s what God wants to do with you right now.
And maybe you want that, but you aren’t sure how to get right with God.
I’ve had to do it frequently so I can show you how. We’ll do it together. 🙂
One thing about prayer is it’s just talking, like you and I are doing. So, all we’re going to do is talk to God. If you’d prefer to pray along with me, nod your head in agreement to what I say. That’s okay, too.
Sometimes, when I don’t know what to pray, I read someone else’s prayer and I recognize what I’d like to say. His/her prayer puts my feelings into words for me.
So, if you need help in that way, I’d be glad to do that!
I’ll pray. And if there’s something I say that doesn’t describe how you feel or isn’t what you’d say, skip that part, okay? God knows your heart.
And if there’s something extra you’d like to throw in, go for it. ☺️
God hears the cries of your heart.
A prayer TO GET RIGHT WITH GOD after an abortion.
You know I’ve been avoiding You.
It’s just that I haven’t known what to say.
But You know everything that’s happened.
And You know I want to get right with You.
Thank You for letting me be real with You.
I want to lay this down,
to give it all to You,
and let You do what only You can.
Will You please forgive me?
Thank You that You are always here for me,
even when I don’t deserve it,
especially when I don’t deserve it.
And now as I let go
I give it all to You,
. . . my baby in heaven,
. . . the pain in my heart,
and every single thing that’s coming to mind.
As I take deep breaths,
I ask You to fill me
with Your forgiveness,
and Your peace.
Help me to forgive myself.
I don’t know how.
I think You’re saying just do it.
So, I’m going to say it out loud,
“I forgive myself.”
You know what?
I don’t believe it.
so I’m going to say it again,
“I forgive myself.”
And I’m going to say it every time I need reminding.
Do you know what?
You’re doing it! And this is the way you will find the peace you need. ❤️
God wants you to lean on Him for everything. But He’s a gentleman and He won’t take control. If you ask, He will always help.
And God really wants to help you!
A prayer for GOD’S CLARITY after an abortion.
I also pray that you will have the strength and courage to sit with God and let Him help you sort through the lies that you have believed and recognize the truth around this part of your story. It can be quite surprising!
Let God tell you the way He sees it and explain it with a clarity that heals you as it fills you with lasting hope.
You see all that goes on in every life,
and no matter what,
Your heart is always ready to forgive
and pour out unconditional love.
Thank you for giving us a way to be free
from any and all of our choices
that have separated us from You.
Let God do the healing that only He can, which includes all that we are talking about and more, much, much more!
Again, He’s a gentleman so He waits for us to ask for His help.
Go for it! 😁
A prayer for SUPPORT after an abortion.
Twenty years after I had an abortion, I finally found my way to my local pregnancy center where I worked through a post abortion recovery class.
If you are interested in this, I will bet there is one near you.
I am so glad I called the pregnancy center near me. The experience was such an amazing blessing and because of that, this is what I want for you:
a safe place to share
with a non-judgmental woman or three
to help you process your unique experience
and find all the healing AND joy that God has for you!
Prayer is a phenomenal beginning to our healing process and I’m excited about what God will do in you with this prayer. But I also know from experience that God offers so much more.
And like I said, I want that for you! ☺️
There are many great Bible study support groups that focus on post abortion recovery. If you click here, you can read the first chapter of Surrendering the Secret which is the curriculum my local center currently uses. It will give you an idea of what you can expect.
And now, of course, I’ve got to pray for you about that!
If and when she is ready,
I pray that you will lead her
into a community of others who love You,
and is the exact group You
designed to help her.
Thank You! ❤️
And one last prayer FOR BLESSING AND PEACE after an abortion:
Dear Sweet Lord Jesus,
I wish I could give each one reading this a great, big hug!
In some very special way,
can You reveal Yourself to her?
Over and over again,
like in a treasure hunt,
can you meet her in the strangest of places
and bless her socks off? ☺️
And in the days to come,
I trust You to minister to her
through words and thoughts,
circumstances and situations.
Use it all, Lord.
Answer her questions.
Bless her efforts.
And most of all, fill her with Your incredible peace.
Thank You for being our peace
that passes all understanding.
You say, I know the plans I have for this very special one,
plans for a hope and a future! 💜
Reveal Yourself in that way,
I pray in Your powerful and matchless name
above all names.
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Thank you, Carol Wilson, for your huge heart for others who, like us, have a baby in heaven because of abortion. I know you’ve facilitated numerous support groups to help women heal from abortion. I appreciate your help with some of this post while I look forward to your upcoming book which will help women learn how to live wholly after abortion.